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S_FIN_2022A 05/09/2022 12:13:10 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/09/2022
Attendance
Scott *
Lee X
Priola X
Winter *
Gonzales X
Time 12:13:10 PM to 04:47:46 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1412 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1391 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1328 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1414 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1388 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1415 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1026 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1064 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
any bills assigned to Senate Finance may be heard at this time Committee Discussion Only

HB22-1412 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


12:13:22 PM  
Senator Cooke introduced
House Bill 22-1412. Under current law, the Division of Gaming in the Department
of Revenue repeals September 1, 2022. This bill includes the recommendations
of the sunset review completed by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.
12:17:56 PM  
Mr. Dan Hartman, representing the Department of Revenue - Division of Gaming, testified in support of the bill.


12:20:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment A)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Scott
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:21:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1412, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Scott Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1026 - Committee Discussion Only


12:24:13 PM  
Sens. Hansen and Liston introduced House Bill 22-1026. The bill replaces an income tax deduction for expenses related to providing alternative transportation options for employees with a refundable tax credit for similar expenses available to employers.
12:25:35 PM  
Mr. Adam Burg, representing
the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council,
testified in support of the bill.

12:32:17 PM  
Committee discussion
about the bill ensued with the bill sponsors. The bill was laid over until
the end of the calendar.



HB22-1391 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


12:40:24 PM  
Sens. Hansen and Rankin introduced House Bill 22-1391. The bill modifies the ad valorem tax credit beginning in 2025 and creates a working group to develop an implementation plan for further changes to the severance tax.
12:41:08 PM  
Ms. Amber Egbert, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, was available to answer committee questions.


12:48:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1391 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Scott Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1328 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


12:49:08 PM  
Sen. Donovan introduced House Bill 22-1328. This bill makes multiple changes to the Colorado Loans for Increasing Main Street Business Economic Recovery Act created under House Bill 20-1413 in the Office of the State Treasurer.
12:51:31 PM  
Treasurer Dave Young,
representing the Department of Treasury, testified in support of the bill.
 Written testimony may be found in Attachment B.


01:01:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1328 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Scott Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1414 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:01:59 PM  
Sens. Pettersen and Fields introduced House Bill 22-1414. Conditional upon approval at the November 2022 election, the bill creates the Healthy School Meals for All program to provide reimbursement for free meals to all students, offer local food purchasing grants and increase employee wages. It also requires that the state apply to participate in a federal direct certification demonstration project.
01:04:24 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment C.
01:04:40 PM  
Ms. Karla Gonzales
Garcia, representing Hunger Free Colorado, testified in support of the
bill.  Mrs. Gaby Medina, representing herself, testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Ashley Wheeland, representing Hunger Free Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Dan Sharp, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.


01:30:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1414 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Scott No
Lee Yes
Priola No
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1388 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:30:13 PM  
Sens. Priola and Winter introduced House Bill 22-1388. The bill makes various changes to vehicle title and registration regulations, creates a new license plate, and expands a license plate reissuance requirement.
01:31:15 PM  
Mrs. Angela Myers,
representing the Larimer County Clerk & Recorder on behalf of the Colorado
County Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill.  Mrs.
Pamela Nielsen, representing the Colorado County Clerk Association and
Larimer County, was available to answer committee questions.


01:37:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1388 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Scott Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1415 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:37:40 PM  
Sens. Zenzinger and Lundeen introduced House Bill 22-1415. The bill modifies requirements and fees for hotel and restaurant, tavern, and lodging and entertainment licensees to report the name of their manager to state and local licensing authorities.
01:38:59 PM  
Mr. Nick Hoover, representing the Colorado Restaurant Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jaclyn Terwey, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in a neutral position on the bill.


01:43:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1415 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Scott Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1026 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations



01:47:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment D)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Scott
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:57:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment E)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Scott Yes
Lee No
Priola No
Winter No
Gonzales Yes
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


01:59:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment F)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Scott
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:59:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment G)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Scott
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:00:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1026, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Scott No
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1064 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:00:54 PM  
Sen. Gonzales gave
some opening remarks about the testimony component of the bill hearing.
 The committee limited testimony on House Bill 22-1064 to 18 total
witnesses and provided opportunity for other witnesses to submit written
testimony.
02:01:23 PM  
Sens. Priola and Fields introduced House Bill 22-1064. The bill prohibits retailers from selling, advertising, displaying, or marketing flavored cigarettes, tobacco products, and nicotine products.
02:02:27 PM  
Written testimony
may be found in Attachment H.
02:02:46 PM  
Mr. Brian Fotijik,
representing the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, testified against
of the bill.  Mr. Art Way, representing himself, testified against
the bill. Dr. Mike Cummings, representing himself, testified against the
bill.
02:35:46 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the previous witnesses.
02:41:54 PM  
Ms. Amanda Wheeler,
representing the Rocky Mountain Smoke Free Alliance, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Ms. Erin Morben, representing herself, testified in
opposition to the bill.  Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, representing himself,
testified in opposition to the bill.
02:57:04 PM  
Mr. Jason Casados,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Peggy
Hegleher, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr.
Chris Everson, representing Circle K Inc., testified in opposition to the
bill.
03:29:36 PM  
Dr. Stanton Glantz,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Morgan
Richards, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Leanne Wheeler, representing the Wheeler Advisory Group LLC and Campaign
for Tobacco-Free Kids, testified in support of the bill.
03:41:00 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the previous witnesses.
03:55:34 PM  
Ms. Rebecca Dubroff,
representing the Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of
the bill.  Councilwoman Amanda Sawyer, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Mr. Matt Cooke, representing the Colorado
Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
04:06:15 PM  
Mr. Kendall Stagg, representing Kaiser Permanente, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jodi Radke, representing the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Phillip Gardiner, representing the African American Tobacco control Leadership Council, testified in support of the bill.


04:36:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.051 (Attachment I)
Moved Scott
Seconded
Scott
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:36:52 PM  
The sponsors provided some closing remarks.


04:47:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1064, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Scott No
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



any bills assigned to Senate Finance may be heard at this time - Committee Discussion Only



04:47:46 PM   The committee adjourned.